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Poster: maslowpoet Date: Jul 6, 2004 7:55am
Forum: prelinger Subject: Best Method to get Stills?

Found this site a few months back thanks to (of all things) National Lampoon's website (it referenced the Perversion for Profit series here).

First, I assume that the CC license allows for using stills from these as well as using the motion pictures. Is that correct?

Second, can anyone suggest the way to get the best quality/resolution screen capture of a frame from a given format? Thanks in advance!

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Poster: Steve Nordby Date: Jul 6, 2004 12:45pm
Forum: prelinger Subject: Re: Best Method to get Stills?

I can't tell you the "best" method to capture a still but if you have a video editing program that supports the type of file, they usually have a still extract feature. In M$ Windows, you can also fool the "Print Scrn" key - usually you will just get a black screen from video but try this: Pause your video on the frame you want, then minimize it. Open up any other application full screen, then minimize it and return to the paused video and hit the "Print Scrn" key. Viola! This should copy the screen to the clipboard so you can paste it into whatever photo / graphics editing program you want from M$ Paint to Photoshop.

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Poster: mjc Date: Jul 7, 2004 5:56pm
Forum: prelinger Subject: Re: Best Method to get Stills?

PC solution for stills
Virtual Dub (MPEG21.5.10)its free! at

Questions? Vdub forum

For mpeg 2 to get aspect correct:
Video>Filter>2:1 vertical Reduction or Video>Filter>Add>Smart Resize

Scrub timeline to place you want a still
Set The In Mark on a frame and the Out Mark (the 2 little sideways check marks at the right end of the bottom buttons) on the next frame
File>Save Image Sequence
You get a 1 frame BMP or Targa